I'm so tired of going into battle to get kids to write. It's "I don't know what to do," "I don't have any ideas" or I have one kid who looks at me and says, "No thank you" when I tell him to get to work. They have all the tools they need from brainstorming activities to graphic organizers to the option of working with partners, but I've got three boys who refuse to do anything and one who slaps words on the page, tells me he's done and then argues with me when I tell him he needs to add more details or indent his paragraphs or fix whatever sloppy glaring problem he's turned in. I can sit there and tell them exactly what to write and they still refuse to produce. Today one even told me to just do it myself if I want it done. How long until summer vacation?